Monday, January 11, 2010
Scrappy Fingerless Gloves
How great are these????!!! I whipped them up yesterday in just a few hours...
I just used a bunch of leftovers I found in my yarn bin when I was in a major flurry of organizing over here last week....
But I have to be honest.......I kinda copied the pair pictured above that I bought for myself and my sister for Christmas from Marshall's.....they were $12.99.....but I HAD to get them so I could figure them out....and I think they turned out pretty great! I've never really written a pattern out that I've made up as I went along....but if you'd like to try them I'll take a stab at it:
I used about 10 different yarns.....and don't worry about them being different textures etc...they are long and get scrunched up so you won't notice.
On size 10 1/2 double pointed needles cast on 22 stitches. Divide evenly onto 3 needles. Work in K one P one ribbing for 12 rows. Then K each color for 4 rows. When you get to the 8th color, work one row. Then work across the stitches on the first needle. Work the first four stitches on the second needle and put them on a stitch holder....a piece of yarn or safety pin works fine. On the next row cast on 4 stitches just above the stitches you took off. You will still have a total of 22 stitches. Finish knitting that color...knit one more color, then switch to the color you want to knit the cuff with....I used black on both ends. Work in K one P one again for 7 rows.Then cast off. To knit the thumb, holding the thumb hole in front of you, slide one needle through 2 of the 4 stitches on your holder. Slide another needle into the other 2 stitches. With a third needle , pick up the left sides of the four stitches you cast off on the top of the hole. With each of the needles on the bottom, pick up 1 stitch on each side of the hole. You will now have a total of 10 stitches. Knit these ten stitches for about 6 or 7 rows, or until desired length of thumb. Then cast off. Weave in any loose ends. Wow!!! My first knitting pattern!!! These are SUPER EASY!!! Perfect for a beginner!!! There is still a lot of winter left....get busy and have fun using up a bunch of leftovers.....knit a few pairs up...treat a friend....I did!! :) Also.....I'm entering in these over at Kimba's A Soft Place to Land DIY day ....Do you have anything crafty and fun you've made that you can enter???